Saturday, February 19, 2011

President’s Day

Since President’s Day is right around the corner we spent the week learning about some of the symbols of our nation and a few of our great leaders.  We began with George Washington . . .George WashingtonDSCN4161DSCN4127 

We also leaned a few things about Abraham Lincoln.Abraham Lincoln

One of our favorite books  of the week was Abe Lincoln’s Hat.  It was all about how Abraham Lincoln kept important papers in his hat so he wouldn’t lose them.  We even got our own copy of an important speech that President Lincoln gave {The Gettysburg Address} and put it in a special pocket on the back of his hat.DSCN4142 DSCN4143DSCN4166 DSCN4162 DSCN4163  

We talked a lot this week about the qualities a good leader must possess.  Honesty seemed to be the one we focused on the most.  To go along with this theme we read a very funny story about the importance on honesty and did a little writing of our own about being honest.Liar, Liar     DSCN4171 DSCN4172 DSCN4173DSCN4175

Here’s a peek at all the fun {President’s Day} themed activities we did at centers.

We put some famous president’s in ABC order using their last names. DSCN4135DSCN4125

We unscrambled sentences about some famous leaders and American symbols.DSCN4159

We created “Presidential Patterns” using coins and then recorded how much money was in each pattern.  Counting sets with nickels and dimes was a challenge.DSCN4139

In math we’ve been learning how to figure out what number is one more, one less, ten more and ten less using a hundreds board and what we know about tens and ones.

After doing this center we are ALL STARS at filling it pieces of a hundreds board.DSCN4132DSCN4137     

We covered a log cabin with pattern blocks.DSCN4133   

We also had fun playing on our mini-laptops.  One of our favorite websites is {www.ABCya.com}.  We can play lots of fun games here that review many of our 1st grade skills.DSCN4138

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This really has to do with all your great ideas but how or where do you get those great looking worksheet that I see the children using. They look like they are on long paper, but they look so nice, large and dark.

Kelly Bumgardner said...

I make a LOT of stuff on legal size paper (8 1/2 x 14) and then our copy machine will enlarge auto enlarge it to 11x17 . . . and it fits perfectly!!! I love it because it gives the kiddos so much more space to write.

The Gammell Family said...

Love your posters with facts about
Abe and George. Do you allow people to download those or do you sell them on TPT to teacher's notebook?

Anonymous said...

Yes, please, how can we print those great sheets?

Emily said...

Thank you for posting this! I needed ideas for my President's Day lesson next week and these are wonderful:)

sspeller said...

I'd love the Presidential Facts and other little items as well. Can you download them or email them to me? sspeller@verizon.net

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the fact pages about Washington and Lincoln. If you have them available for purchase, I would love to have them! If you are willing to share, my email is ambilow@gmail.com. Thanks so much for taking the time to post all of your wonderful ideas!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes can they be downloaded??

Vanessa Parker said...

Love the lucky day worksheet. Is there a way I can download that worksheet???